With only a few days to go until the kickoff of the Lowlands festival, visitors seem to be put off by the dreary weather forecast .Hundreds of Lowlands tickets are currently for sale on second-hand sites like Marktplaats and Ticketswap, some at nearly half the original price.
The trade in exotic mammals is "alive and kicking" in the Netherlands, according to a study by animal protection foundation AAP. The foundation found 55 different breeds of exotic mammals for sale in the Netherlands, mainly online on Marktplaats and Facebook, but also at pet shops and animal fairs.
The first weather record of the day has been broken. At 12:10 p.m. it was 36.1 degrees in Gilze Rijen, breaking the record for highest temperature ever measured in the Netherlands on July 24th. The previous record was 35.5 degrees, also measured in Gilze Rijen in 1994, Weeronline reports.
Marktplaats teamed up with the police and banks in the fight against payment fraud. From now on the online market place will warn users if they are sent to an unknown or unofficial payment page, the police announced on its website.
On Wednesday the police raided a home on Heistraat in Eindhoven after receiving a report that the resident was trying to sell explosives on Marktplaats. In the home officers found grenades, an aircraft bomb and a rocket. The resident was arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.
The police responded to the home with a Defense explosive ordnance disposal team.
In total 40 pieces of ammunition were found in the home. Six grenades were potentially dangerous, and were detonated as a precaution. The rest were empty explosives or training material.
A 44-year-old man from Sprang-Capelle in Noord-Brabant was fined 250 euros for trying to sell his ballots for the municipal elections and referendum on online market place Martplaats, Omroep Brabant reports.
The man posted the ad online last Tuesday. He wanted to sell his ballots for the municipal election and the referendum on the intelligence agencies' new law, both of which are happening on Wednesday, in an open bid. "I never vote myself, in this way I can make another person happy", he said on the ad, according to the broadcaster.
An advertisement on Dutch site Marktplaats listing an 8-year-old girl for sale for 1 euro, resulted in multiple reports to the police that a Groningen mother wants to sell her child. It turned out the girl's two older sisters, aged 11 and 12 years, put the ad up, a spokesperson for the police said to RTV Noord.
"She is very sweet, only we have too many children. Take her and give her happiness", the ad read.
Only one day since Pakjesavond and online market place Marktplaats is already flooded with unwanted Sinterklaas gifts. This year Sinterklaas most often misjudged his custom's desires when it came to navigation systems, car chargers for smartphones and underwear and lingerie, RTL Nieuws reports.
The site also saw a massive increase in offers to sell Dutch-language CDs, up 28 percent. The offer of travel guides also increased significantly, by 19 percent. And like previous years, many people also listed hats, scarves, gloves and DVDs for sale.
Stiven Sinisterra from Apeldoorn was violently arrested by police officers wearing civilian clothing in his hometown on Monday, only to be released a short time later when the police realized they got the wrong man, he told De Stentor. The experience left the 17-year-old with a concussion, a bruised knee and a head wound.
Over the past days several people were robbed after making an appointment to either buy or sell a cellphone through Marktplaats. The robberies happened in Rotterdam, Vlaardingen and Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. All victims were threatened with a firearm, the police said in a statement.
On Tuesday evening around 8:00 p.m. two men from Utrecht were robbed at gunpoint in Rotterdam. They had an appointment to buy a cellphone. When they were in a car with the sellers, the sellers pulled out a gun instead of the phone. The Utrecht men were robbed of several thousand euros.
A 33-year-old woman was arrested last week on suspicion of money laundering in a Marktplaats scam. The Rotterdam police believe the woman let fraudsters use her bank account for their scam, which involved selling non existent text books to students via online shopping platform Marktplaats, AD reports.
This investigation has been running since 2015, when a total of 108 victims reported being scammed. They bought text books on Marktplaats, paid the money but never received the books. The total amount of damages was over 4 thousand euros.
A Marktplaats ad for a Rolex worth 30 thousand euros may be the reason behind an armed robbery that turned fatal on Limburgsingel in Arnhem on Thursday night, local residents said to Gelderlander. One person was killed in the robbery.
The police are still keeping silent about the identity of the deceased person. According to the Gelderlander, the deceased man is one of the armed robbers, who was run over by a delivery van that one of the robbery victims was driving.
The police arrested two teenagers in Wassenaar suspected of scamming people selling second hand goods on sites like Marktplaats using a fake banking app to fake bank transfers, the police said in a statement on Monday.
The Friesland police arrested a 20-year-old man from Drachten after 23 dead dogs and 4 dead rabbits were found in a warehouse in Holwerd where he traded puppies from, AD reports.
The man offered sick and neglected puppies for sale on Marktplaats, and sold them with false ownership papers. The police also found nie live puppies and 16 adult dogs in the warehouse on Grandyk. The dogs were rescued and transferred to a shelter address.
The Dutch police issued a warning about fraudsters using the Rabobank app to target car sellers. These fraudsters have been active in the Utrecht area for the past two to three weeks.
A 50-years-old woman from Rosendaal got a visit from the police after publishing a strange sales advertisement on Marktplaats, a well-known classifieds site, in November. The woman tried to sell a cheetah cub in formaldehyde, the Roosendaal police announced.
A police officer caught selling MH17 related items on classifieds site Marktplaats, will not be prosecuted, the police announced on Friday. He will also not be dismissed, but he was demoted and put on probation.
Online classifieds site Martkplaats officially passed the 1 billion mark in number of ads placed. The billionth advertisement was placed by a Rotterdam resident offering his drum set for sale
A Dutch police worker is suspected of offering MH17 related items for sale on online classifieds site Marktplaats. He was reassigned bending the outcome of the investigation. The worker was also arrested on suspicion of embezzlement, the police announced on Sunday.
A 14-year-old boy attempted to rob an elderly couple at gunpoint in their home on Keltenoord in Rotterdam on Monday evening. He turned himself in at the police station in The Hague later that same night.
The release of the Balmain-collection in H&M stores on Thursday, led to complete madness in the Dutch stores. The first Balmain-fans started lining up in front stores on Wednesday evening already. Two hours after start of sale, the stores were sold out
The police have launched a manhunt for two perpetrators who stole two valuable necklaces from a couple in Tilburg during a Marktplaats deal.
Six houseboats that were used for prostitution on the Zandpad in Utrecht, has been put up for sale on Marktplaas for 10 thousand euros each.
Scammers made an identical copy of the website that belongs to the electronics chain Dixon and placed thousands of advertisements on Marktplaats, leading an untold number of potential victims to the site. Though Tweakers.net says Marktplaats, an Ebay-owned trading website, blocked the fake seller, the dubious fake site is often still operational. It was down on Sunday morning.